Conferinţele proiectului

Second Conference of the TYPARABIC Project

Spread the Word. Books Printed for Arabic-Speaking Christians in the 18th Century

DATES                    June 22–23, 2023
VENUE                  Gotha Research Library, University of Erfurt
REGISTRATION  Thursday, June 22, 9.00 – 9.45 a.m.

Thursday, June 22
Chair: Samuel Noble

09.45-10.30 Opening speeches: Feras Krimsti (Gotha Research Library, University of Erfurt) and Ioana Feodorov (PI, TYPARABIC project)

PANEL 1 Oriental Manuscripts and Books: Collections from the East to the West

10.30-11.10 Feras Krimsti – Gotha, Germany: Local printing in Arabic according to German travelers to the Levant in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
11.10-11.50 Joseph Moukarzel – Kaslik, Lebanon: Eighteenth century Arabic books in the USEK Library: The Khenchara Collection

11.50-12.10 Coffee break

12.10-12.50 Nino Kavtaria – Tbilisi, Georgia: Oriental printed books in the collections of the ‘K. Kekelidze’ Georgian National Centre for Manuscripts and Old Books in Tbilisi
12.50-13.30 Mircea-Gheorghe Abrudan – Cluj-Napoca, Romania: Timotei Cipariu, the first scholar of Arabic and collector of Oriental books in Transylvania

13.30-14.30 – Lunch

14.30-18.00 Hands-on session in the Gotha Research Library. Survey of the collection of rare Arabic printed books

Friday, June 23

PANEL 2 Printing Ventures: Protagonists and Architectst
Chair: Radu Dipratu

10.00-10.40 Simon Mills – Newcastle, UK: Athanasios Dabbās and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge’s Arabic Bibles
10.40-11.20 John-Paul Ghobrial – Oxford, UK: Printing between Aleppo and Rome: Evidence from the Catholic missions

11.20-11.40 Coffee break

11.40-12.20 Stefano Di Pietrantonio – UC Louvain (Belgium)/Ifpo (Beirut, Lebanon): The circulation of Athanasios III Dabbās’ Faṣāḥa between Syria and Lebanon in the eighteenth–twentieth centuries
12.20-13.00 Habib Ibrahim – Beirut, Lebanon: Sylvester of Antioch and his printing work as reflected in an eighteenth-century letter collection

13.00-14.00 – Lunch

PANEL 3 Visual Art and Aesthetic Influences
Chair: Vera Tchentsova

14.00-14.40 Oana Iacubovschi – Bucharest, Romania: The visual repertoire of Athanasios Dabbās’s printed books from Aleppo (1706–1711): Markers of cultural exchanges and personal connections
14.40-15.20 Alina Kondratiuk – Kyiv, Ukraine: Patriarchs’ and bishops’ emblems on printed books: The transfer of models from West to East

15.20-15.40 Coffee break

15.40-16.20 Anca Elisabeta Tatay – Cluj-Napoca, Romania: The transfer of Ukrainian engraving models to presses of the Romanian Principalities (eighteenth century)
16.20-17.00 David Neagu – Bucharest, Romania: Icons of the Evangelists in Armenian printed books as models for the Eastern printers

This conference is organized within the ERC-AdG-2019-TYPARABIC project which received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 883219.

First Conference of the TYPARABIC Project

For and against. Attitudes towards printing in the Ottoman capital in the 16th-18th centuries

DATES                    September 5–6, 2022
VENUE                   Library of the Holy Synod, Bucharest
REGISTRATION   Monday, September 5, 9.00-9.45 a.m.

Chair: Radu Dipratu

10.00-10.30 Ioana Feodorov, “18th century Arabic printing for the Arab Christians: most roads lead to Istanbul”
10.30-11.00 Orlin Sabev, “The Müteferrika press and its output: obstacles, circumvention, and repercussions”

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.00 Radu Dipratu, “Ottoman endorsements of printing in 18th-century Istanbul”
12.00-12.30 Hasan Colak, “İbrahim Müteferrika and the Ottoman intellectual culture in the early 18th century: a transcultural perspective”

12.30-15.00 – Lunch

Chair: Orlin Sabev

15.00-15.30 Nil Palabiyik, “A battle of books in the 17th-Century Constantinople”
15.30-16.00 Taisiya Leber, “Hebrew printing in Early Modern Istanbul between mobility and stability”

16.00-16.30          Coffee break

16.30-17.00 Ovidiu Olar, “A license to print thousands of heresies and schisms. Rome and the Greek printing press at Constantinople (1627-1628)”
17.00-17.30 Mihai Țipău, “Arabic printed books in Wallachia and their Phanariot readers”

 18.00 – Dinner

Chair: Vera Tchentsova

10.00-10.30 Doru Bădără, “The beginning of printing and print culture in the Romanian Principalities”
10.30-11.00 Carsten-Michael Walbiner, “The collection, perception, and study of Arabic incunabula from the Near East in Europe (16th – early 19th)”

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.00 Igumen Andrew Wade, “A preliminary comparison of the Horologion in Sinai Arabic 232 (13th) with the 1702 edition of Athanasios Dabbās and the earlier version of Meletios Karme”
12.00-12.30 Samuel Noble, “The Development of the Akathist Hymn in Arabic”

12.30-15.00 – Lunch

Chair: Ioana Feodorov

15.00-15.30 Vera Tchentsova, “Birth of the portrait in the Orthodox realm: Representations of the individual in Greek books printed in Bucharest and Venice in the early 18th century”
15.30-16.00 Polycarp Chițulescu, “The text of the Greek and Arab Liturgikon of 1701. A comparative analysis”

16.00-16.30          Coffee break

16.30-17.00 Yulia Petrova, “The Forewords of the Christian Arabic books printed in Wallachia, Moldavia, and Greater Syria in the 18th century”
17.00-17.30 Fr Rami Wakim, “Patriarch Dabbās’s Gospel Books. A comparative study of his 1706 and 1708 versions of the Tetraevangelion”

 18.00 – Dinner

This conference is organized within the ERC-AdG-2019-TYPARABIC project which received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 883219.